Anton Meier is the Director of Aerosport Aviation.
Anton has always been self employed and started his working career with a company called Merino Sheepskin Company. This company predominantly catered to the tourist market in New Zealand and Anton and his team were kept busy manufacturing and distributing sheepskin products and souvenirs to retailers throughout New Zealand.
“Whenever Anton begins a venture he does it to the highest standard and level.”
The tourist market changed and so did Anton and he diversified to owning a sporting goods wholesaling company which imported snowboards and skis during the winter season and water skis and wakeboards throughout the summer and Outdoor Adventure Sports Clothing ranges. Needless to say all the sporting goods that Anton imported were also the sports he participated in and he is a living example of how to combine your lifestyle and your work and enjoy the benefits this provides.
He has skied for many years and competed in ski racing events around NZ and overseas. Anton was involved in coaching the NZ Ski Racing Team in Switzerland, Austria and the USA and was a volunteer Ski Patroller at Whakapapa Ski Field on Mt Ruapehu for over 7 years.
There was also involvement in Off Shore Power Boat racing and Water-ski racing at the highest level in NZ. A boat accident on Lake Karapiro during a high speed boat race in 1999 broke his neck and ended his boating career but not his enthusiasm for speed!
Anton always wanted to go Rallying and together with his son Andre, spent 6 years rallying throughout the North and South Islands of NZ ripping it up in their Subaru WRXís and having a blast along the way. Anton came away with 2 North Island Champ titles and a second overall in Rally NZ whilst competing in 2 World Rally Champ NZ sections which were also a great experience.
Anton first started flying in 1999 and has over 1000 hours flying in Light Sport Aircraft.
With more customers purchasing on-line now than ever before it was decided that 2009 was a good year to let the wholesaling sporting goods business go. This gave more time to concentrate on the aircraft sales and grow this side of the business.
Anton is a highly experienced and qualified Test Pilot with a wealth of knowledge in the Aviation Industry. He has flown in all weather conditions and knows his aircraft like no other. He lives and breathes the Light Sport Aircraft market and once you meet him in person you will agree that this passion shines through in the way he talks and demonstrates the aircraft to customers.
In 2010 Anton remarried and together with his wife, Jacky, they run Aerosport Aviation Ltd. When you talk to either Jacky or Anton over the phone or at an Air show you will notice that they talk to you from their experiences of flying. Whether they are flying to the beach for a swim complete with boogie boards in the back, or to Nelson for lunch, or to Ruapehu for a days skiing they both love the exhilaration owning an aircraft gives them. Jacky often says ìwe are only limited by our imagination and when you own an aircraft you begin to think differently as getting places is quick easy and affordable. Yes – we do live the dream!
Anton’s experience is becoming widely known and customers want to demo aircraft under the control of Anton Meier so that they can see the aircraft being flown to its potential and gain experience of the vast knowledge that Anton possesses.
When customers purchase their aircraft from Aerosport Aviation they know that they are being looked after by a company that understands their needs and concerns. One that knows the aircraft inside out and can offer advice to the customer to achieve safe and enjoyable flying.